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Purgatory Chasm  
Purgatory Road
Newport, RI 02840
401-847-7565

This geological phenomenon is caused by a thin crack in the ledges on the east side of Easton Point; centuries of erosion caused by the sea have led to the formation of the fissure.

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Newport Area Attractions

Breakers, The
Saint Mary's Church
Rose Island Lighthouse
Newport Historical Society
Doll Museum, The
Wanton-Lyman-Hazard House
Redwood Library and Athanaeum
Touro Synagogue
Edward King House
Seventh Day Baptist Meeting House

 

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